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Catherine Baker, who was founder/director and a member of Birthright of Rockland County’s board of directors, died March 25 at home in New City. She was 86. A meeting with Mother Teresa of … more
James Houlihan, a partner in his family’s real estate business for 47 years and a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the Order of Malta, died March 2. He was … more
Haydee Valentin-Cruz, the mother of Father Eric Cruz, regional coordinator of Catholic Charities in the Bronx, died April 23. She was 92. A native of Yauco, Puerto Rico, Ms. Valentin-Cruz arrived … more
Over the past week, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Anne M. Buckley, the editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and one of the founders of CNY, who died April 23. She … more
Two events embodying the Paschal Mystery bracketed my Easter Sunday. On April 13, my wife and I flew to Paris for Holy Week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and her birthday. We arrived in … more
Every year during the Easter Triduum, the vocations office of the Archdiocese of New York joins the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre to run a retreat for the men who are considering a … more
As I get older, I become more aware of—and fascinated by—the way people arrive in our lives without warning and often change us, and the course of our life journey, without us realizing it until … more
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those of us fortunate to have our moms still with us will celebrate with them. In fact, I plan to spend Friday and Saturday with mine in St. Louis before … more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
El encuentro de los discípulos con el Resucitado fue el desencadenante de la fe pascual, fue también lo que motivó su retorno intempestivo a Jerusalén, ciudad de la que habían huido temerosos … more
The anguished phone calls started arriving shortly after 1 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning. Sri Lankan immigrants on Staten Island and Long Island spent the rest of the day anxiously waiting for news of family and friends after terrorists linked to the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing three churches and three luxury hotels that claimed the lives of more than 250 people and injured more than 500. more
A concert benefiting the rebuilding and restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was held April 26 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral featuring French musician Daniel Brondel, the cathedral’s … more
Auxiliary Bishop William Muhm of the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, returned to Most Precious Blood Church in Walden May 3, where he served as administrator from December 2018 until … more
The ongoing global impact of St. John Paul II was apparent through the more than 1,000 faithful who prayed in the pews at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on April 28 during the annual St. Pope John Paul II … more
James DeCicco was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the morning of April 28, Divine Mercy Sunday, for the Confirmation Mass for Youth with Disabilities. His daughter Nyah, 14, was one of 55 young … more
Alyzza Reyes left Restore: Mercy with a better understanding of mercy and motherhood. Ms. Reyes, a 24-year-old parishioner of St. Raymond in the Bronx, was one of more than 80 young adults to … more
What a disciplined student didn’t say during a sewing class is what spoke to the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities as he and a delegation observed, close up, lives in three … more
Thousands of people gathered in Times Square May 4 to celebrate the dignity of human life with song, prayer, inspirational stories and a live ultrasound screening of a baby in the third trimester of … more
The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early Church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said. more
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation May 7 to ban abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks. more
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